Two pilots survive NAF jet crash in Makurdi

Two pilots of the Nigerian Air Force Friday survived when their FT-7NI trainer aircraft crashed at about 4.15pm in Makurdi, Benue State, while on a routine training exercise.

The Director of Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet disclosed that the pilots on board survived the crash after successfully ejecting from the aircraft and no loss of lives or damage to any property around the area of impact.

Both pilots are currently under observation at NAF Base Hospital, Makurdi.

Meanwhile, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Hassan Abubakar has constituted a Board of Inquiry to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash.

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